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A NEW WESTERN HINDUISM
most New Age people do share a belief in karma and reincarnation.
They accept the existence of a Creator but also look to a higher
Self. In this regard their underlying philosophy is like Vedanta.
Many New Agers look up to India and its gurus, even if they are not
Though the New Age movement has much fantasy, if
not self-indulgence within it, as it matures it will probably come
to resemble Hinduism that broadly accepts all means of accessing
higher awareness. A new futuristic form of Hinduism or Sanatana
Dharma is likely to arise combining a resurgence of the Vedic
tradition from India, related mystical, native and pagan traditions
throughout the world, as well as futuristic ideas for the coming
planetary age. An awakened and expanded Hinduism may indeed become
the planetary religion in form as it has always been in spirit. For
this Hindus need to reach out to such groups and forge a common
alliance with them.